SOURSOP Annona muricata
The Soursop is native to the nothern parts of South America. In its tropical conditions it grows vigorously and seedling trees will fruit within 2-3 years. In the subtropics it requires substantial protection from cold winds and will not tolerate frosts. The tree prefers deep well drained semi-dry soil.
The fruit is heart-shaped with a rough green skin and soft fleshy spines. The fresh meaty flesh is juicy and slightly acid producing a rich creamy thirst quenching juice. Superb when fruit is pureed with 1/3 of vanilla icecream. The fruit can also be dried into a sweet fruit leather. Grafted varieties have the least acid flavour and least fibrous consistency. Immature soursops are cooked as vegetables, used in soup or roasted.
The leaves of the soursop are said to have many medicinal qualities see http://www.graviola.org/
|Height||Frost tol.||Pollination req'd||Evergreen/Deciduous||Harvest period|
|10||Very Sensitive||No||Evergreen||March - July|
Customer Comments on Soursop
Soursop [graviola] | Juan Carlos Galli - Elanora 4221, QLD 20-Jan-2014
Graviola | Juan Carlos Galli - Elanora 4221, QLD 20-Jan-2014
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